Eight Named to Junior Worlds Slopestyle and Big Air Teams
Chris Corning is one of eight U.S. athleted selected to represent the U.S. at FIS Freestyle Snowboarding Junior World Championships. (USSA)
PARK CITY, UT (March 23, 2017) – U.S. Snowboarding will send a highly competitive team to Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic for the FIS Freestyle Snowboarding Junior World Championships March 28-April 2. Eight of the United States’ best junior snowboarders will compete in both slopestyle and big air events.
The 2016 FIS slopestyle crystal globe winner Chris Corning (Silverthorne, CO) will lead the team at the popular resort in the northern Czech Republic, where he placed second during last season's World Cup slopestyle. Corning recently earned two medals at the FIS World Championships — silver in big air and bronze in slopestyle.
The Junior Worlds halfpipe took place in Laax, Switzerland earlier in the week, where Toby Miller (Truckee, CA; U.S. Snowboarding/Tahoe Select Snowboard Team) and Chase Blackwell (Longmont, CO; U.S. Snowboarding/Jim Smith Club) took silver and bronze for the men, and Anna Valentine (Sparta, NJ; Okemo Mountain School) was second for the women.
2017 U.S. SNOWBOARDING FIS JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Slopestyle and Big Air Men Zeke Oppegaard (St. Louis Park, MN, G Team, 9/21/03) Chris Corning (Arvada, CO; U.S. Snowboarding; 9/7/99) Luke Winkelmann (Blowing Rock, NC, Kirk's Camp, 12/18/00) Sean Fitzsimons (Hood River, OR, Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation, 9/22/00) Judd Henkes (La Jolla, CA; U.S. Snowboarding/Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team; 4/3/01) Keegan Hosefros (Truckee, CA, Auburn Ski Club, 10/11/99)
Women Ty Schnorrbusch (Monroe Township, NJ, 5/15/02) Isabel Gomez (Issaquah, WA, Summit at Snoqualmie, 9/11/01)
EVENT SCHEDULE (Subject to Change) March 31 – Slopestyle Finals April 1 – Big Air Finals